Robert Lewandowski has his fate is sealed with Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund might not have accepted their fate, but they can’t do much if Robert Lewandowski ends up signing for Bayern Munich, which by the looks of it is bound to happen. Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp admits he sees Robert Lewandowski signing for Bayern Munich next season. Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also confident about his side securing the services of the Polish striker.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed Bayer Munich were expecting Robert Lewandowski under their color in a year. Borussia Dortmund have refused to sell Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, who have already stolen their star midfielder Mario Gotze. Nonetheless, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Borussia Dortmund understand they will have to bid farewell to Robert Lewandowski next season.
“I have the impression that the statement of Mr. Watzke [Borussia Dortmund’s CEO] is. He will be the sentence that must remain Lewandowski, have been carefully considered,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in an interview to SportBild. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added he was “optimistic that the player will to Bayern Munich next year”.
Last month Borussia Dortmund’s CEO, Aki Watzke told Bild that his club was not going to sell Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich this summer. His statements left Bayern Munich without a move and forced Robert Lewandowski to complete his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
“Robert Lewandowski will definitely not make the switch to FC Bayern in 2013. That's final. We have informed Robert and his agents,” Aki Watzke said.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted he is “under the impression the statement from Mr. Watzke stands”, but he did shun Borussia Dortmund’s claims that Bayern Munich hadn’t provided them with a much needed written offer to make progress in the negotiations for Robert Lewandowski.
“I am not a stock market expert from A to Z, but to say that you need a written offer, as a [market] listed club to give an ad hoc message to the shareholders is just not right,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “This only needs to be done when the sale is certain.
“The football business does not work that way. We never made a written offer. We have our reasons for that. But we would have been ready to sit down with Dortmund.”
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has returned to Borussia Dortmund for the preseason training sessions. According to reports, the 24-year-old Poland international was found in “good spirits” at the training camp and is looking forward to completing his spell with Borussia Dortmund.